Erika Lynne Hanson "Iceberg 6 (after Frederic Church)" (detail) 2011

Blog Post Tag: Crochet

Friday Fibers Roundup

July 14, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of workshops, flax processing, the politics of everyday materials, as well open-source activism through banners and protests. 1) “Open-Source Activism” by Sarah Archer looks at the powerful use of bold, graphic banners in relation to protests throughout history (via American Craft Council). 2) A charity is bringing

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Friday Fibers Roundup

June 9, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of new digital textiles, a weekend of dyeing with Rowland & Chinami Ricketts, and politically charged yarn-bombing. 1) The Textile Society of America is now opening registration for Textiles Close Up: Bloomington Blues: Indigo in Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana on July 13th & 14th, 2017. The very

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Friday Fibers Roundup

May 19, 2017 8:35 am

From silicone innovations in fashion, to how TV logos were created before graphic design software, this Friday Fibers Roundup is the perfect way to finish the week! 1) “Anni Albers Deserves Space on the A-List of Art” by Blake Gopnik argues that Anni Albers’s weavings are more daring than Josef’s paintings, and should be more

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Friday Fibers Roundup

May 5, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features Rei Kawakubo’s ground breaking fashion exhibition, a call for embroidery works, and life-saving weaving technology in Bolivia. 1) “Rei Kawakubo, the Nearly Silent Oracle of Fashion” by Matthew Schneier explores Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition which features over 150 garments and is the first solo show

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Friday Fibers Roundup

April 14, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights exhibitions that are both opening and about to close, as well as Stephanie Syjuco’s protest banner project, and an interview with the curator for Queer Threads. 1) The Springfield Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Industrial Nature: Works by Michelle Stitzlein. The show features large scale sculptures made of a

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Surface Expressions Walkthrough by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

April 5, 2017 9:00 am

The Vermont chapter of SDA organized three exhibits in 2016. These shows were done in part with support from an SDA Small Event Grant. The final one, Surface Expressions, filled the two-story mansion of the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland, Vermont with colorful and engaging artwork. In connection with the exhibition, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan gave a

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Friday Fibers Roundup

March 17, 2017 9:00 am

From new residencies for tech-savvy makers to Star Wars-inspired tapestries, this Friday Fibers Roundup is the perfect way to finish off the week with some textiles goodness! 1) The Alberta College of Art and Design is seeking an Artist for their Craft + Emerging Media Residency. Artists must be interested in using both digital technologies and

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Friday Fibers Roundup

March 3, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features tofu waste turned into a sewable material, political quilts about the treatment of Native Americans throughout history, as well as a collective mending event for community and healing. 1) “How Microbatch Textiles Became Cool” by Tim McKeough looks at the rise of boutique textile companies and how the desire

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Friday Fibers Roundup

February 24, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a knitted film reel, embroidered fashion, and the first time Yayoi Kusama and Louise Bourgeois’ work has been shown together in a massive exhibition. 1) “Resistance is Textile: Inside the Boise State Exhibition Crafting Resistance” by Harrison Berry looks at the relationship between protests and people making things. The

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